Junior Rifle / Junior
DSC Junior Rifle
National VFW Postal Champions
4th Year in a Row
The Junior Shooters Front Row
L to R :
Joseph Hoover, Clayton Gamrat, Rachel Olah, Colton Peters,
Sabrina Carr, Colton Gamrat, Gillian Baird, Skylar Moorefield
The Junior Coaches Back Row
L to R:
Tom Gamrat, Jim Rhodes, Wayne Billings, Tom Sullivan,
Rich Franke, Corey Salo, Bob Seefelt, Don Szlezyngier
The Junior Rifle Team (Pictured
above) has scored another national victory winning
the NRA/VFW 2016 National Postal Championships.
This skilled group of shooters conquered their closest
competitor by 314 points. The Los Alamos Sportsmen's
Club of New Mexico keeps on trying but we keep on
winning. The competition consist of an individual
match in December, followed by a team match in Jan.
- March. It is a three position match with a perfect
score being 300. These young shooters have worked
very hard on their marksmanship skills all year
long in order to obtain such a repetitive success
rate. Our coaches have played a vital role in nurturing
these skills every Friday night. We also entered
the adult team competition and they took First Place
as well. They were the only competitors as they
scared the others off last year.
The DSC had 7 of the top 10 shooters in the country
participating in the following:
Individual Match: First Place: Joseph Hoover (shooting
a perfect 300), Second Place: Clayton Gamrat ( 299),
Third Place: Rachel Olah (296), Fourth Place: Colton
Peters (294), Eighth Place: Sabrina Carr (287),
Ninth Place: Colton Gamrat (287), and Tenth Place:
Gillian Baird (286).
Precision Air Rifle match: Second Place: Joseph
Hoover (294), Fifth Place: Colton Peters (291),
Seventh Place: Sabrina Carr (287), and Tenth Place:
Gillian Baird (284).
Individual Adult Small Bore: Tom Sullivan placed
First (293), and Wayne Billings placed Third (252).
In the Individual Precision Adult Air Rifle, Tom
Sullivan placed Third (286). Skylar Moorefield applied
her Junior rifle shooting skills to assist the adult
team to their victory.
DSC is proud of these junior and senior members
who have kept our club's name alive and well known
across the nation. This has been possible due to
the generous and continued support of Mt. Clemens
VFW POST 1794 Our thanks to you a thousand times
Again we must emphasize the importance of our junior's
parents and our DSC Junior Rifle coaches and staff.
Enjoy your victory
and hope that we can do it again next year.
GO DSC JR. RIFLE
The Latest Juniors Attaining NRA Distinguished Expert
sponsored by DSC
Results and Scrapbook
Junior Rifle program is a fun, coed activity that always
puts safety first. Our objective is to teach youth the
proper and responsible use of firearms, with emphasis
on position rifle shooting and competition. Shooting
is one of the few sports where boys and girls openly
compete against each other. Coaches Don Szlezyngier,
Rich Franke, Tom Sullivan, Dave Duey, Dave Carbery and
Corey Salo strive to bring out the best in all shooters,
helping them from the basics through state and national
weekly sessions, shooters practice four positions (prone,
sitting, kneeling and standing) to obtain scores for the
NRA Marksmanship Qualification program. Shooters
work their way through the positions and earn medals as
their ability increases. All equipment is provided at
no charge, including rifles for beginning shooters. The
only thing a junior needs is desire and ammunition, which
is available for a nominal fee.
Additionally, once a certain level of proficiency is obtained
in all positions, members can shoot in various competitions.
All competitions are divided into age groups so the shooters
compete against others of similar ability. The DSC hosts
two registered junior matches each year, one indoor in
February and one outdoor in May. Juniors from all over
the state come to DSC to compete. Of course, our shooters
are encouraged to participate.
several years, DSC's Junior Rifle program has been generously
supported by VFW Post #1794. This includes money to buy
several club rifles and accessories. Our juniors also
participate in the National VFW Postal Match series under
the sponsorship of VFW Post #1794. This is a national
competition between VFW-sponsored clubs where teams shoot
at their home range and mail in the targets for scoring,
hence the term "postal". The DSC Junior Rifle
Team was the 2003 VFW National Champions. The DSC Junior
Rifle members thank VFW Post #1794 for their continuing
support through the years.
Rifle matches are sanctioned by the National
Rifle Association, and
Michigan Rifle and Pistol Association
and USA Shooting.
SMALLBORE RIFLE RULES
PRECISION AIR RIFLE POSITION RULES
SPORTER AIR RIFLE POSITION RULES
Expert Tracking Sheet (download a copy and track your
progress to achieve the goal)
for the Distinguished Expert A-17 target
Rifle Shooting Calander
DSC Junior Rifle program is always open to new shooters.
Minimum age to participate is 10 through the age of 18.
If you are interested, please stop by the DSC range building
(basement) on Friday nights between 7:30 and 9:30 pm.
Generally, our season runs September through July, with
August off. You can watch the team shooters during their
practice and talk to the team coaches. All shooters are
required to be members of DSC (junior membership available
for $22/year) and to complete the NRA Basic Rifle Course,
offered every February. You can start shooting with us
immediately, but when the class is offered, you must attend.
Please contact Don Szlezyngier (586) 263-6860 or email@example.com
for more information.